Brent Irish Advisory Service (BIAS)

Through the provision of high-quality services, Brent Irish Advisory Service strives to improve the well-being of the Irish community in Brent. Through promoting opportunity, social integration, independence and equality.

Brent Irish Advisory Service logo in black and green front

Grant amount: £243,600
Period of time:
over five years

Brent Irish Advisory Service (BIAS)

The Brent Irish Advisory Service was set up in 1978 in response to the welfare needs of the Irish immigrant community in London.

Working closely with the older generation, particularly those based in the London borough of Brent, the BIAS provide an advisory and advocacy service, informing the Irish community of their rights and entitlements and creating a space for the community to meet and celebrate their culture.

The BIAS was awarded a support and services for older people grant in February 2021 and was given a total of £243,600 to spend over five years. The funding was for work to prevent poverty, improve health and improve community access for vulnerable Irish people.

Services included funding for an outreach worker to support extremely vulnerable people to complete crucial administrative tasks, for instance, to access universal benefits.

Having an outreach worker who can go to people’s houses means I don’t have to ask someone who’s extremely vulnerable to get on a bus just to hand in a document or sign something: they can do it from here.
Member of BIAS staff

To find out if your organisation qualifies for funding please follow the link in our eligibility checker.